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17 people found this helpful
on 24 January 2011
Having not been able to get antinatal classes in my area, I opted to order this DVD in the hope that it might give me a bit of an insight into what to expect on 'the big day'. I was not disappointed. Although the item arrived late from the vendor (I was given a 50% refund on postage charges), once I sat down to watch the DVD I found it hugely informative. I had a number of concerns regarding labour and birth, which my own midwife had not been very reassuring about. All of those concerns were raised on this DVD and my fears have been lifted. Caroline Flint doesn't beat around the bush when it comes to how informative she is. She goes into detail about positions in labour and explains how different positions have an effect on the pelvic bones, which in turn will effect how difficult birth might be. She details when to go to hospital, how you might know you're actually in labour, the effects of different pain relief and how to help yourself with pain relief. I found this DVD much more helpful than anything my midwife has told me. If, like me, your midwife has hardly given you any information and has assumed you will do everything for yourself - you need this DVD!
Although I haven't gone through the whole of the second DVD, it looks very promising too. Biggest advantage is, unlike with antinatal classes, you can go over specific bits of the DVD as many times as you like.
I would recommend to anyone looking for antinatal advice.